Music Department

Alex W. Rodriguez

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Jazz Coach

Alex W. Rodriguez is an improviser, trombonist, and PhD Candidate in Ethnomusicology at UCLA. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Jazz History and Research from Rutgers University, co-founded the Omni-Musicality Group at UCLA, and recently served as Assistant Director of the UCLA Jazz Orchestra. Having performed jazz and improvised music throughout North and South America, he is currently based in Portland while finishing his dissertation on jazz clubs in California, Chile, and Siberia.